Air-blast an Alien

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This activity is a fabulous one for imaginations. As with the majority of the activities I post it takes very little effort but with maximum effect. With this one you simply use some watered down paint, a dropper and your breath to create crazy looking aliens. Once they have dried, the fun can start with creating unique alien species. Each one will be different. How many eyes will they have? How many legs? Do they look friendly or scary to you? Does the colour impact how they look? 

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All you need: 

  • Poster paint
  • Container to put the paint into
  • Dropper
  • Water
  • Your breath
  • Black pen
  • Paper (we used A3 but A4 should be fine)
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Instructions: 

  1. Decide how many colours you would like to use and put a drop of each colour into separate containers and add a dash of water. Mix the water into the paint.
  2. Put a dropper in each of the containers, so that each colour has it's own dropper. This will stop the colours from mixing. 
  3. Squeeze the dropper when the end touches the paint and then let go. The paint mixture will be sucked right up into the bulb of the dropper. If it only goes up the neck of the dropper the is also fine. 
  4. Drop this paint onto your paper. Put the dropper down and start to blow the paint that is on your paper. The paint will wildly run away from your lips as the air pushes the paint away. If you want the paint sprays to be all over, rotate the paper while you blow. 
  5. Repeat with another colour.
  6. When you are happy with the results, leave to dry somewhere flat. 
  7. Once dry take your pen and give life to your alien bodies. Go crazy. One of ours had horns. The other a crocodile mouth. No design is too mad! 
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If you would like to make a whole theme about aliens with your kids why not combine the activity with alien books and a film. 

This author and illustrator have a whole series of alien books and they are rated very highly. 

This author and illustrator have a whole series of alien books and they are rated very highly. 

 
If you want a seasonal one... Again this one is 5* on Amazon.

If you want a seasonal one... Again this one is 5* on Amazon.

 
We love this book. It is a fantastic way to spend some quality time with your child and get them talking and imagining. It starts with questions and they can choose where the story leads. 

We love this book. It is a fantastic way to spend some quality time with your child and get them talking and imagining. It starts with questions and they can choose where the story leads. 

 
If you haven't watched this already this is a good watch for both children and adults. Aliens save the day. The moral of the story is to not judge a person/alien by their appearance. Which on any day is vital to teach. 

If you haven't watched this already this is a good watch for both children and adults. Aliens save the day. The moral of the story is to not judge a person/alien by their appearance. Which on any day is vital to teach.